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Giphy’s film festival turns GIFs into art

As I made my way into the Metrograph movie theater in New York City, I felt like I was attending a screening for the Tribeca Film Festival. There was a red carpet, people posing for professional photographers, an official film guide and, of course, d… Source: Engadget | Giphy’s film festival turns GIFs into art

The New York Times taps Google's AI to find stories in old photos

The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the… Source: Engadget | The New York Times taps Google's AI to …

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‘Super Mario Flashback’ is a stunning pixel art fan game

If you fancy playing some classic Mario, there are plenty of ways to go about it. You can buy a tiny NES or SNES Classic, for instance, or subscribe to Nintendo's Switch Online service. There's also Super Mario Maker, legally grey emulation and, of c… Source: Engadget | ‘Super Mario Flashback’ is a stunning pixel …

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James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

James Patterson, the best-selling book factory in human form, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them through Facebook Messenger. Starting October 30th, you'll be able to receive video and… Source: Engadget | James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

Kickstarter hands Drip crowdfunding platform over to XOXO founders

Drip, Kickstarter's subscriber-based crowdfunding platform designed to compete with Patreon, is shutting down in its current form after launching just one year earlier. It will continue operating for a year before it is transformed into an entirely n… Source: Engadget | Kickstarter hands Drip crowdfunding platform over to XOXO founders

'Kingdom Hearts 3' trailer shows off 'Big Hero 6' world

Back in 2015, Square Enix confirmed that Big Hero 6 would be a playable world in Kingdom Hearts 3. Since then, though, we've heard zilch about Hiro, the lovable Baymax and the rest of San Fransokyo's residents. Well, the wait is finally over. During… Source: Engadget | 'Kingdom Hearts 3' trailer shows off 'Big Hero …

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Watch the first trailer for Bandai Namco's painterly WWI adventure

When 11-11: Memories Retold was announced, it promised a war drama rife with the "emotional" human experience. Now, Bandai Namco, Wallace & Gromit's Aardman Animation Studios and DigixArt have released the first trailer for the narrative adventur… Source: Engadget | Watch the first trailer for Bandai Namco's painterly WWI adventure

AI gives Thanos a soul in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos isn't your usual Marvel nemesis. Then again, even after 19 films in Disney's superhero universe, it's not as if he's had much strong competition. Aside from the puckish Loki and tragic Killmonger, mo… Source: Engadget | AI gives Thanos a soul in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

Magic Leap has teamed up with Scotland-based Square Slice Studios, which was co-founded by comic book industry veteran Grant Morrison, to create content for its mixed reality headset. You might know the prolific writer for his work with Batman and Al… Source: Engadget | Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

Become one with art at Tokyo's psychedelic digital museum

Japan's TeamLab has created some of the most trippy, interactive and Instagram-able digital art installations ever. It's only fitting, then, that the group is getting its own digital museum in Tokyo, thanks to developer Mori and Epson. The Mori Build… Source: Engadget | Become one with art at Tokyo's psychedelic digital museum

AI-powered instant camera turns photos into crude cartoons

Most cameras are designed to capture scenes as faithfully as possible, but don't tell that to Dan Macnish. He recently built an instant camera, Draw This, that uses a neural network to translate photos into the sort of crude cartoons you would put o… Source: Engadget | AI-powered instant camera turns photos into crude cartoons

It's the perfect time to give 'Pokémon Go' another chance

I loved the idea of Pokémon Go when it launched in the summer of 2016. Like so many others, though, I eventually deleted the app due to numerous bugs and the toll it was taking on my smartphone's battery. If you fall into the same camp, but st… Source: Engadget | It's the perfect time …

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